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Books of The Times: ‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’ 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:32:18 GMT 
    “The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan” shows the stage and film director as demanding and manipulative in both his personal and professional lives.








Robin Roberts: By the Book 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:30:01 GMT 
    The “Good Morning America” anchor and author of “Everybody’s Got Something” calls Maya Angelou her literary hero: As a teenager in Mississippi, “I identified with her quest for independence.”








F. Reid Buckley, Novelist and Columnist, Dies at 83 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:24:58 GMT 
    Mr. Buckley, brother to former Senator James L. Buckley and the conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr., preferred the South to New York’s literary scene.








Advertising: Children’s Book to Soothe Parents of the College-Bound 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:14:54 GMT 
    The investment company T. Rowe Price has published a rhyming picture book to help worried parents plan for the cost of sending their children to college.








Currents: Books: When Our Maids Lived In 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:53:53 GMT 
    “Manhattan Classic: New York’s Finest Prewar Apartments” will have Manhattanites longing for the prewar era.








Brandon Sanderson Tops Best Sellers With ‘Words of Radiance’ 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:20:10 GMT 
    Brandon Sanderson, who once completed 12 novels with nothing to show for it but publisher rejections, has hit No. 1 with “Words of Radiance.”








ArtsBeat: Leaping Off the Screen: Nelson George Talks About ‘Soul Train’ 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:04:35 GMT 
    Mr. George’s new book, “The Hippest Trip in America,” is a history of the landmark TV dance show.








Andrés Neuman’s New Novel Is ‘Talking to Ourselves’ 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:50:36 GMT 
    The Spanish-Argentine writer Andrés Neuman, a protégé of Roberto Bolaño, now has his second novel to appear in English: “Talking to Ourselves,” a contemporary family drama and unflinching story of grief.


ArtsBeat: E. L. Doctorow Wins Library of Congress Award 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:15:14 GMT 
    Mr. Doctorow will be honored at the Congress National Book Festival on Aug. 30.








Children’s Books: ‘At the Same Moment Around the World’ and ‘It’s About Time’ 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:31:05 GMT 
    Two new picture books present facts about time in thoughtful and sometimes poetic ways.








ArtsBeat: Editor With a String of Hits Is Joining Little, Brown 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:14:40 GMT 
    Lee Boudreaux has been name vice president and editorial director of her own imprint at Little, Brown and Company.








ArtsBeat: Video: Robert Coover Talks About ‘The Brunist Day of Wrath’ 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:32:35 GMT 
    Mr. Coover’s new book is a sequel to “The Origin of the Brunists,” his 1966 novel about a religious cult.








Bookends: Which Books From Your Past Do You Read Now With Ambivalence? 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:30:01 GMT 
    Adam Kirsch and Zoë Heller discuss how their opinions of certain books have changed over the years.








Books of The Times: Barbara Ehrenreich’s ‘Living With a Wild God’ 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:01 GMT 
    In “Living With a Wild God,” Barbara Ehrenreich traces her mystical side.








2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:42:35 GMT 
    The prizes, which are administered at Columbia University, were announced on Monday.
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